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    • Men in Black 

      Dune, Kerill (Dublin Business School, 1998)
      This thesis aims at showing that a cultural change has happened in the priesthood in the 1990' s. A short history of religious orders well show how the church has reacted to social needs and changes in the past. The emphasis ...
    • Alternative Miss Ireland : contesting gender hierarchies through performative acts 

      Leckey, Yvonne (Dublin Business School, 1998)
      "Throughout the final decades of .the 20th century, sexuality has taken something of a quantum leap, which contemporary cultures tries to ignore and deny" stated Fr. Diarmud 0 Murchu in The Irish Times of 10th March, 1998. ...
    • The natural look 

      Smith, Ciara (Dublin Business School, 1998)
      I am examining the question of why there is an increasing demand for the dead body to look natural. I will argue that the dead body, in looking natural has inscribed upon it ideal images of the body and of society. Drawing ...
    • On the sidelines : a study of crowd behaviour 

      Van Doorslaer, Onja (Dublin Business School, 1998)
      This study aims to look at contemporary crowd behaviour, in particular that of the football crowd. The ideas of Elias Canetti Crowds and power (1960) will be used as a theoretical framework, critiquing his proposition of ...
    • The reality of the illusions in Wonderland 

      Keegan, Joan (Dublin Business School, 1999)
      History is culturally ordered, differently so in different societies, according to meaningful schemes of things. The converse is also true: cultural schemes are historically ordered, since to a greater or lesser extent the ...
    • The human mammal 

      Segerstrom, Veronica (Dublin Business School, 1999)
      This thesis is an attempt to shed some light on the topic of breast feeding. I decided to focus my attention on the issue of embarrassment and perceived negative aspects of breastfeeding to try to understand why the number ...
    • Traditional cures : an anthropological exploration of cures employed by curers in North Leitrim 

      O'Connor, Eimear (Dublin Business School, 2001)
      This Final Year Project is an investigation and exploration of a range of traditional cures in a specific geographic area -part of North Leitrim, Ireland. In addition to placing the practice of traditional curing in an ...
    • Will there be any space left for artists? 

      Burke, Mary (Dublin Business School, 2001)
      Technology is both directly and indirectly undermining both the space and sense of place of the visual artist. The wealth generated through telecommunications industries has precipitated the commercial redevelopment of ...
    • Identity, constructions and the public performance of crime 

      Synnott, Justin (Dublin Business School, 2001)
      Cultural forces produce criminal acts. Some of these acts have a particularly public aspect. Careful consideration of local concepts can lead to an understanding of why these crimes occur in the settings they do. What ...
    • Body praxis - illness as a biological weapon 

      Galvin, Anne (Dublin Business School, 2001)
      This Final Year Project is an ethnographic account of how a particular section of society, in the town of Kilrush in the West of Ireland, have developed a very unusual, morbid attitude towards health and their own bodies ...
    • Portrait of a gentleman's collection : the social lives of artefacts from an anthropological perspective 

      Loeffler, Silvia (Dublin Business School, 2001)
      The purpose of my Final Year Project is to demonstrate that art objects in addition to their aesthetic value are embedded in the historical, economic and political aspects of culture. As example I will use the art collection ...
    • The feminisation of ageing - a myth of dependency in the literature of British civil society : an exploration of how an image may be the site for myth production 

      Scully, Gerard (Dublin Business School, 2001)
      This Final Year Project will look at how images of older people can produce a myth about the ageing process. The myth being produced is that older people can be said to occupy the same symbolic space as women which means ...
    • The balance of power: using the community to get things done 

      Synnott, Justin (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      This thesis demonstrates how the idea of 'community' is an ideology, used politically by different groups, at levels of both state and local authority. I begin by scrutinizing one state sponsored development plan which ...
    • The public response to the increase of ayslum seekers in Ireland : was it shaped by the government's handling of the asylum issue? 

      Kinane, Dunchadh (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      Since the mid1990s there has been a dramatic rise in the number of asylum applications in Ireland. The Government failed to foresee this rise, and hence failed to legislate adequately. Their response was to disperse asylum ...
    • Identity - power - humour : an anthropological exploration into Irish deaf culture 

      Foley Cave, Susan (Dublin Business School, 2003)
      This research was to explore the identity-power-humour paradigm amongst the Irish Deaf Community. Deaf people's subaltern sense of communnitas, expressed through Irish Sign Language, is based on the shared experiences they ...
    • Power, knowledge and tour-guiding : the construction of Irish identity on Board County Wicklow tour buses 

      Jorgensen, Annette (Channel View Publications, 2003)
      Tourism industries construct and communicate images of the cultural, ethnic and national identities of host populations, images which are reproduced in brochures, guidebooks and in the language of tour guides. Such ...
    • Riot Grrrl : a postmodern feminist initiative 

      McDonnell, Emily (Dublin Business School, 2005)
      This dissertation is primarily concerned with riot grrrl as a postmodern, feminist initiative. In this introduction I present two interpretations of postmodernity and situate riot grrrl as an exemplar of Cixous' 'feminine' ...
    • Celebrity culture and the relationships upon which it depends 

      Goodwin, Kate (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      Celebrity in modem life positions itself as a contemporary cultural and economic phenomenon. Celebrity has been inserted significantly into our everyday lives, and is prominent in all media outlets of which we consume. The ...
    • The North, the end 

      McKeown, Kate (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      The hypoFinal Year Project of this study set out to draw upon the less documented relationship between the media and peace in an effort to define the relationship between the media and the peace process in Northern Ireland. ...
    • Convergence - and the business of television distribution 

      Kelly, Hughie (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      Over the last decade the television industry has changed at a phenomenal rate. The reason for this change has been the introduction of new information technologies and the convergence of the television, telecommunications ...